By Stephanie Cornwall
International focus will have a strong focus on bio-alternatives for the packaging industry over the next couple of months, with a number of events being staged that will celebrate and share information about advancements in the industry.
Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe will be announced on the second day of The Plastics Recycling Show Europe, which takes place at the RAI Amsterdam in The Netherlands on April 24th and 25th. The five different award categories are Recycled Plastic Consumer Lifestyle Product of the Year, Best Building & Construction Product, Best Recycled Plastic Packaging Product, Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling and Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year. The Plastics Recycling Show is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition and a conference designed for plastics recycling professionals.
Avery Dennison has been confirmed as gold sponsor of the 15th edition of Label Summit Latin America. Returning to Guadalajara from April 24th and 25th, the summit is being held at Expo Guadalajara and is aimed at senior decision makers working within the label and package printing sector.
There will be a chance to explore the potential of the East African market at the international trade exhibition, Interplast-Interpack print 2018, which takes place from May 6th to 8th at Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The European Adhesives & Sealants Summit 2018 will take place in Warsaw, Poland on May 23rd and 24th. Alessandro Gallo, R&D Specialist, F.LLI MARIS S.P.A., Mailys Fredericq, Sensory Consultant, Odournet & Allan McLennaghan, Application Technology Leader, DOW Chemical, will head up a session on technology advancements.
Ipack-Ima, the European exhibition for the processing and packaging industry, will be held at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from May 29th to June 1st.
Some heavy-weight speakers will be joining the programme of Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 which takes place on June 20th and 21st in Antwerp, Belgium.
These include Anja Thomas, Global Sustainability Manager Dispersion, BASF; Otto Soidinsalo, Technical Application Manager, Borregaard; Anna Berggren, Market Segment Manager Resins, Perstorp AB; David Löf, Technical Market Development Manager, Perstorp AB, and Lawrence Theunissen, Global Director Application Development, Reverdia.
Building on the success of its previous 10 editions, Oleofuels 2018 will bring together senior representatives from the biodiesel, renewable diesel, HVO and fossil fuels industries to discuss all the latest market advancements, developments & business opportunities, in Helsinki on June 6th and 7th.